Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review- Mechanical Hearts (Skeleton Key) by Nicole Blanchard

Title:  Mechanical Hearts (Skeleton Key)
Author: Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: June 15th 2016
Plot: Skeleton Key Book Series
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.

Caroline Abernathy has lost her mind. Perhaps it was the bump on the head she took when an afternoon sailing expedition cruised right in the middle of a violent storm or maybe the stress of grad school has finally proven to be too much. Whatever the cause, she finds herself alone in a strange underwater world and at the mercy of a ruthless pirate.

Everyone has a price, at least according to the Pirate Prince, Ezra Castle. In order to purchase the fare needed to bring her home, Caroline agrees to spend the remainder of the voyage on his ship, helping him locate the priceless artifact she cost him.

What starts as a simple journey turns deadly when their ship is attacked by a band of assassins. Stranded, wounded, and without transportation, Caroline and Ezra will have to rely on each other to make it back alive.

Life and love are on the line and time is running out. Tick Tock.

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

I'm pretty positive that I've read all of Nicole's books and this is the first that I've read of this genre from her or from any author. It was pretty new stuff to me.

There was some concepts I did not 100% get, with the civilization 'down side' versus those 'top side' and their need of mechanical hearts for energy stability~~ but I think it's a matter of just not being used to steampunk and science fiction is all. Otherwise, I'm sure that I would have been more adapted for this story concept.

All in all though, aside from my tad confusion, I really enjoyed this novella. It was pretty far from what I am used to but I enjoyed it immensely. Kind of wanted more, if I am to be honest. I felt as if there could have been more expanded upon.

My Rating:
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 About the Author 


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Blanchard lives in Florida with her family and their menagerie of animals. She chooses each day to chase her own fairy tale even if they contain their fair share of dragons. She is married to her best friend and owns her own business.

She survives on a diet of too many books and substantial amounts of root beer and slim jims. When not reading, she’s lavishing attention on her family or inhaling every episode of The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory.

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